Edinburgh based Hiva Oa make music that feels dreamlike, it inspires awe and wonder. Their debut album The Awkward Hello, Handshake, Kiss was released earlier this year but before the band present fresh material in 2013, they’re releasing a double A-side single from the album,”Badger / Urban.”
The video for “Badger’” finds the main protagonist immersed in bath water, whilst simultaneously waking from his slumber in a field by a power station. The atmosphere is creepy and mysterious as we see glimpses of what appear to be memories or simply moments in time as he walks through the streets of Edinburgh.
It sounds confusing, which it is, but the music and imagery combined make this a truly captivating watch as you feel stuck between the dreamworld and reality.